TBI Kuningan Is Moving…Closer To Oblivion (Part 1 of 3)

At this blog, we have always tried to moderate and conservative in our claims. We have never stated that TBI will go bust on such and such a date; we do not want to indulge in speculation, and there’s no way that anyone outside Head Office can know exactly how bad the finances are. However,…

Hey TBI E-Buddies! Welcome To Kiddies’ Corner!

TBI (The British Insitute), an ailing language chain in Indonesia, has been reeling from the news that its former Head Office at TBI Sudirman (The Sequis Centre) has been closed due to “cash flow” problems. While they will publicly deny they are have serious financial difficulties, no intelligent person will doubt that a company which…

TBI Sudirman RIP (2002-2016)

Today we would like to report the solemn news that TBI Sudirman has bitten the dust. Kicked the bucket. Passed away. In short, TBI Sudirman is ‘mampus’: dead. In the most disastrous turn of events in the history of TBI, they have been caught so chronically short of money that they are now unable to…

TBI’s Rent-Seekers and the Real Reason for Mariam’s Ouster (Part 4 of 4)

In this final part of this four part series of posts on TBI’s organizational structure- one which we have shown has been plagued by rent-seeking practices which have sapped the energy and competitiveness of the company from the start- we look at the real reasons for Mariam’s ouster in late 2015. Why was the TBI…

Ibu Ning: TBI Rent-Seeker in Chief (Part 2 of 4)

“In a dysfunctional society or organization, people acquire wealth via corruption, rent-seeking, and theft. Perhaps they steal it at the point of a sword. Perhaps they acquire wealth through outright corruption. Perhaps they acquire wealth through holding a position in a completely dysfunctional management structure that requires internal politicking rather than actual performance.” That last…

Surat Pembaca: TBI Semakin Kesulitan Keuangan

Hi Admin…Sekedar Update saja, saat ini TBI semakin kesulitan keuangan, semua dihemat, tunjangan – tunjangan dihapus, karyawan kontrak pun tidak ada kenaikan gaji. Saat ini keuangan TBI dikelola oleh orang yang tidak paham sama sekali mengenai Akunting maupun Finance yaitu si TM yang dulunya boneka Mariam. Bisa dibayangkan betapa semakin amburadulnya TBI saat ini. Semua…

Luke Preece and Lilies Agustin: A Post-Mortem

During the sorry years of 2010-2011 when Luke Preece ran amok at TBI and ensured that all the other ex-pat managers at TBI were fired (dooming the company to its present funk of stagnation and rapidly shrunken market share), he was helped by Lilies Augustin, a self-confessed former bankrupt, who he installed as Marketing Manager…