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Martin Pawley: failure and facilities management

I once asked a former president of the RIBA what sort of qualification a person needed to get into facilities management. 'Failure helps, ' was his laconic reply. When I asked him to enlarge on the role of failure, he began to list the unsuccessful military, police, civil-service, local-authority, taxi-driving, schoolteaching, hill-farming, road-sweeping careers of the facilities managers he had come into contact with ever since he had taken an interest in the subject. That was a few ...

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