R.I.P. TBI Bekasi (2006-2019)

More TBI schools have bitten the dust. After the defection of TBI Medan, other TBI franchise schools have closed their doors. After 13 dreadful years of graft and crime-ridden business, the scandalously bad TBI Bekasi has now gone out of business. It joins the long list of closed TBI schools which includes TBI Semarang, TBI…

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…

Surprising News from Binsar at TBI Bekasi

Nowadays, there can’t be many people in the Jakarta TEFL industry who haven’t heard the whispers about TBI Bekasi, the school which has earned itself the dubious honor of being TBI’s most disreputable franchise school. During 2012 and 2013 we spoke with no less than 5 previous expat teachers who had worked for Binsar, the…

Binsar On the Prowl for Fresh Victims. Again.

TBI’s pathetic decline towards irrelevance grows more pronounced by the minute. Better and more professional competitors are crowding them out of the market, revealing them for the unprofessional, out-of-date and inept company that they really are. More on their continued descent soon, but in the meantime, we offer you the truly contemptible: Binsar Simorangkir, having…