Believe it or not, way back in February of 1993, the writer/director, Harold Ramis, created one of Hollywood’s most enduring comedies about poor knowledge management. Starring Bill Murray, Chris Elliot, and Stephen (you’d recognize him if you saw him) Tobolowsky, the movie tells the age-old tale of a man whose inability to easily access stored knowledge causes nearly irreparable harm to his job performance.
Certainly, Mr. Ramis wasn’t breaking any new ground with the genre — “bad knowledge management” is a classic Hollywood comedy trope. Regardless, the serious point of his film couldn’t have been any clearer: “Knowledge management is critical to competing in today’s business environment.” That may have even been the tagline on the film poster. (continued…)