In the last two companies I worked for knowledge management was known as the “hit by a bus file'” so that in case you got hit by a bus someone else could know how to do your work and pick up where ever you left off.

Unfortunately the Mayans believed since they did not have buses they did not need knowledge management. Little did they anticipate the guy working on the calendar would be on the wrong side of a cow during a cow tipping prank. Due to his untimely demise their calendar development halted on December 21st 2012 leading many people to believe this would be the end of the world when really it was a knowledge management failure.