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Executive Reads: Dominique Sebastien Forest

Even the world's brightest minds need some external motivation every now and then and you'll be hard-pressed to find successful people that haven't done their share of reading. Case in point: Dominique-Sebastien Forest, VP Digital Media, TC Transcontinental

Dominique-Sebastien Forest is a busy man. As TC Transcontinental’s VP Digital Media, and the Chairman of the Internet Advertising Bureau of Canada, he lives the full, 360-degree young professional life. Prior to his position as Chairman, he was a member of the IAB Canada national Board of Directors for three years, working with industry experts to promote the development of digital media and interactive advertising across the country. His work throughout the years has made him one of the Canada’s powerhouses when it comes to the digital media sphere, creating and managing comprehensive digital media strategies, including the diversification of TC Transcontinental`s product offering and the growth of the national digital media group. A highly sought after speaker, he has also delivered keynote presentations at numerous high-profile events across Canada, the United States and Europe.

When he does find some free time amongst all the work, Dominique-Sebastien values literary works that continue to drive him on a daily basis and expand his knowledge of the business world. If he’s reading these, you probably should, too:

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith
Made me realize that it was time to make some serious change; when you push all your life to overachieve, sometimes you forget that life is all about the people around you and not about you. 

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott
I could have saved some money on a divorce, if I had read this book before. Life is all about being able to identify the ‘real issues’ and set the table right to be able to address them and find solutions. It is understanding that what is not said or the intention is way more important than words. It’s being able to step out of the safe zone.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
It’s not important to know where the bus is going as long as you have the right people on the bus.
Hire smarter and better than you; charisma is a weakness and something that will often make your life as a manager more difficult!

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