Chief knowledge officer key to survival?

Chief knowledge officer key to survival. A recent press release for a book launch promotes the value of having a chief knowledge officer (CKO): Companies such as Kmart Holdings Corp. could have dodged bankruptcy during the 2001 recession if they had had a chief knowledge officer… [Column Two]

A pointer to an interview with Lester Thurow flogging his new book. Let’s just say that Thurow has a very generous definition of what constitutes a CKO. I’d say he’s more than a bit out of sync with current usage. One the other hand, this may represent an interesting data point in the argument that what we’ve been calling knowledge management will morph into simply “management.”