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Jeremy Chan

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Entrepreneur, software technician, musician, and food appreciator; owner of The Jonah Group (the best place I've ever worked); Lover of long beaches, vast oceans, warm hearts and open minds.

The Hidden Value of Software Consultants

The hidden costs of having employees, particularly those of the creative class of software developers, significantly drives up the total cost per hour for their work. This article considers the boost a company gets from softer factors like lower attrition rates, cultural cohesion, rigorous time capture, reduction in stress, and an increase in time and attention to more strategic matters.

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Jonah Group Chooses Renewable Energy

Since 2006, Jonah Group has chosen 100% clean, pollution-free electricity from Bullfrog Power. But what does it really mean to be "bullfrogpowered"? Basically, Bullfrog Power ensures that the electricity going onto the grid on our behalf is from clean, renewable sources, displacing electricity from polluting sources.

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Report on Maclean’s Thought Leadership and Innovation Event

I attended the Maclean’s thought leadership and innovation event at the Design Exchange today. The keynote speech provided by Peter Aceto, employee #8 and current CEO of Tangerine Bank Canada, was quite engaging. To frame the discussion, he posed the question “what is the Canadian equivalent of the American dream?” wondering why Canadians are very low on the innovation scale (and slipping), even though Canada is regularly high on the list of the best countries in which to live. This question provided the context for exploring potential solutions to how leaders can help Canada become more innovative.

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Boardroom Metrics Talks about Project Management @ Jonah Group

After publishing the blogs, I set out to find organizations that did not fit the widely accepted project failure rate of up to 70%. During my research I came across the Toronto based software organization, Jonah Group with a IT project success rate of some 90% as identified in an article in the Toronto Star.

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Jonah Group Profiled in the Toronto Star Business Club

There are big advantages to hiring a small company. So says The Jonah Group, an 83-person Toronto-based firm of software engineers. With an impressive 25 custom software projects currently under contract in Canada and the U.S., business is humming along nicely for the 13-year-old company. - See more at: http://www.starbusinessclub.ca/technology/small-toronto-software-firm-aims-to-compete-with-the-likes-of-ibm

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