in reply to the OP thread -
you have messed yourself up from the beginning!
The fact that you work for KBA ... will be a sure sign that this will never work. (and when it fails its you that gets the brunt of the backlash.......not them)
KBA have been putting Asian based schools out of business for years now, most of them run by actual Asian locals who have lived on those beaches most of their life.........i believe if you hadn't have joined them the same would probably have happened to you.
The fact Mike works for KBA (according to chasinthewind) is a sure sign that this will work.
Without precursors like Eran from KBA and Thierry&Pascal from Cuttlebone, the Asian locals would not have got timely involved in the sport and probably would still be towing punters on parachutes or renting jetskis if involved at all with beach activities.
BTW, KBA is hiring more local guys than any other schools around, and many Thai run schools are offsets from their efforts.
Eran and his partners, by managing to have a PKRA event in Thailand this year, made the biggest contribution ever for the sport in the region.
Can anyone blame KBA for having more staying power than the schools who have failed due to poor or amateurish management?
I am wholeheartedly supporting Mike's initiative.