Kiva Call 6/14/2012

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  1. Dreamworks

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    Hey folks,

    I thought I would start this thread for the call today with Bob Harris and Premal. If you don't know about it, here's the link. http://www.kiva.org/updates/kiva/2012/06/07/we-want-to-talk-to-you.html.

    I figure we could use this to talk about the call amongst ourselves while we're on it, and also to debrief after the call to find out if we got the answers we wanted, etc.

    I'm working with some folks at Kiva on outreach to lending teams and trying to figure out if this quarterly call works, etc.

    Oh, and apparently I'm a model member of MP, so clearly the computer that gives the points away is broken. Or drunk.
     
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  2. tondoleo
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    You are single handedly destroying ginger bias. Congratulations.
     
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  3. iolaire
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    Its at 10:30 AM PDT :-( I quickly read 10:30 and was thinking I was free in 20 minutes, but i'm not in three hours...
     
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  4. Dreamworks

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    Well, people can also leave issues or comments that they'd like voiced if they can't make the call.

    And Tondoleo, as long as we have wijomas, there will always be bias.
     
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  5. misman
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    I'll be there, but will most likely be more of a "fly on the wall" as I continue to try to solve a problem at the office.
     
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    I'll be there but testing the "mute" button on the phone.
     
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  7. Dreamworks

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    The call has started. Ali is welcoming people.
     
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  8. Dreamworks

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    Format:
    25 mins of interview between Bob Harris and Premal
    35 mins of Q&A.
     
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  9. misman
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    Those who could get in. I was disconnected at first
     
  10. Dreamworks

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    This is clearly the first time they've done this in awhile.
     
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  11. misman
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    I still think there should be a separate Kiva URL for these student loans (and big loans)
     
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  12. Dreamworks

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    Bob stole my idea. Bastard.
     
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  13. Dreamworks

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    Can anyone see other people's chat messages? Or is it just between Kiva/ Bob Harris and you?
     
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  14. misman
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    I'm just seeing "Chariperson" and "Bob Harris"
     
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    I do not see any other questions.
     
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  16. Dreamworks

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    Excellent. Then all my off-color comments are not public. Also is good because people would gang up online.
     
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  17. misman
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    Yes, you can keep the off-color comments to our private little world here.
     
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  18. Dreamworks

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    Yay JC! Way to ask smart questions!
     
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  19. misman
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    OK, I really didn't get anything out of this other than "this is the way we're doing it right now, and we have no plans to change". Others?
     
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  20. Dreamworks

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    Call is over. So, what did people think?
     
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    Yeah, I felt like the call wasn't really useful. There should have been a briefing about the state of Kiva to start it and then maybe talk about why the diversification.
     
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    My question re: incrementally increasing the loans over time as opposed to the immediate open market was not answered. I made the question halfway through Bob's talk with Premal, so I do not think there was 'insufficient' time to answer the question. :rolleyes:

    My impression - waste of my hour! :mad:
     
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  23. Dreamworks

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    You chatted the question? I'm trying to figure out how they handled this. Because apparently only 3 people "raised their hands."
     
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    Next time, the MC should be someone other than Bob Harris. Brevity is not his strong point, unless eating up time was the aim.

    ETA: I did like the idea of expanding the risk rating.
     
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    You know, I really don't care at this point! I posted the question online, as I was also doing other work I did not have time to leave my phone #, but since that has been the heart of much of the angst in the last month, if fc and I offer the same question, surely they could be considerate enough to have the question posed by Bob and answered by Premal. :rolleyes: :confused:
     
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