David Gurteen's comments: I can't find the original source of this quote but it was said by Michael Schrage in a magazine interview about 2002.
It's an amusing statement and makes some very good points but what I think Michael failed to understand back then (he may have changed his view since) is that these issues are exactly what KM seeks to address.
KM is more than just getting perfect information and knowledge to people it is about ensuring they have the ability to act on it.
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