Trojan Mice – the true story

I had the real pleasure this week of finally getting to meet Peter Fryer, a consultant from Scunthorpe, who was the first person I saw using the term Trojan Mice. Although I have tried to credit Peter with the idea as often as possible I have always felt a little guilt when it was attributed to me. During our meeting Peter confessed that he too had harbored feelings of guilt as it wasn’t him who came up with the phrase either! Apparently it was John Parkes, Chief Exec, Humberside County Council who when Peter was explaining complexity to him, and the fact that small things could have significant impact, John replied “Oh you mean like Trojan Mice”!

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