What if there was a way to read all of the articles, collect the text of the profiles, translate the text into some standardized representation, then collect all of the admissions chances from the HBS Guru relating to that text, model the relationships between the profiles and the admissions chances, and make it instantly accessible to everyone?
As you probably guessed, there is a way to do this. If you combine some tools, make a few crude assumptions, and offer a couple of nights as sacrifice to the computer gods (the old and the new) it’s totally possible.
As you may have guessed, I happen to have spent many an evening doing just this. Drum Roll!