Totally loved this. A dry, HBR article describing one my favorite flaws in human nature: we think we know more than we do.
“It usually takes a large amount of data to strip away the chaos of the world, to finally see the worthwhile signal. However, classic research has shown that people do not have a feel for this fact. They assume that every small sequence of data represents the world just as well as long sequences do”
We are vibrantly, and unconsciously, aware of the emotional states of others. This (rather weirdly formatted) post introduces the idea of “emotional contagion”, with a bunch of research to back it up. Wondering why your team is happy? Depressed? Check it out.