The Decoy

An experiment in expectations


Six photographers accept an assignment to shoot pictures of one man.

What makes it so interesting is that each photographer is told a different story about the man before the shoot.

The story we accept about others fuels our expectations of them, and that affects almost everything we feel and believe we see in interactions with them.

How does the story being told about you affect the expectations of those with whom you work?

How does the story you’ve heard about someone not working for you affect your decision about whether or not to add them to your team?

It’s worth your time to try to hear as many stories as you can before you make up your mind.

Especially now, when we need to attract as many really talented people as we can find.