Heâs memorable because he says the most amazing things. Hereâs a sampling:
âActually, Iâm not sure which way to go. Iâll turn in here and ask directions.â
âHere, you take the remote. As long as Iâm with you, I donât care what we watch.â
âYou know, honey, why donât you just relax and let me make dinner tonight?â
âAwww, canât your mother stay another week?â
âThe ball game really isnât that important. Iâd rather spend time with you.â
âLetâs just cuddle tonight.â
In case youâre wondering, Mr. Wonderful*Â is not a living, breathing human male. Heâs a little stuffed toy containing a recording that is triggered by touch; all you have to do is give his chest a squeeze.
Hereâs how the tag on the doll describes him:
Mr. Wonderful. He says all the right things!
Mr. Wonderful has been carefully developed with todayâs modern woman in mind. He isÂ completeÂ with good looks, sense of style, sensitivity, charm, and is genuinely sincere. The perfect gift for any woman, whether single or married!
As I was putting Mr. Wonderful through his paces the other day (to gales of laughter from everyone in the room), I found myself thinking that knowledge management personnel have their own version of Ms. or Mr. Wonderful. If I were to build such a toy, here are some of the things the doll might say:
âIâd love to contribute to the knowledge base. How much content would you like from me?â
âShift my knowledge transfers from closed email exchanges to open wikis or blogs? Of course! Why didnât I think of that?â
âTry something new? Iâd love to!â
âCan you work with me to train my team on effective personal knowledge management?â
âIâd like to lead by example when it comes to knowledge management. What I can do to have the greatest positive impact?â
Do you have anyone in your organization saying these things or is it still only the stuff of your dreams?
The challenge now for all of us is to translate fantasy into reality.
Hereâs a video of a bigger, chattier version of Mr. Wonderful:
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