ForeWord Reviews 2011 Book of the Year Award Finalist!


Thank you ForeWord Reviews for having me as a 2011 Book of the Year Award Finalist.

Boston Globe Bestseller!


The Good Among the Great was a Boston Globe Bestseller for the week of May 22-29! It came in number 7 on the Nonfiction Paperback list, just below Malcolm Gladwell and tying with Anthony Bourdain. Thanks for your support! To order your own copy from Amazon, click here.

KDKA CBS Pittsburgh, May 19


Click here to watch author Donald Van de Mark reveal the secrets to success of those who've reached the top. The Good Among the Great. KDKA CBS Pittsburgh, May 19, 2011.

Fox 25 Morning News Boston


Click here to watch author Donald Van de Mark reveal the secrets to success of those who've reached the top. The Good Among the Great. Boston Fox AM show, May 17, 2011.


The Book

The Good Among the Great reveals traits shared by the good souls among the highest achievers.  Find out what it takes to become a GREAT, successful and happy human being.

Speaking Schedule

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Donald's Interviews

Click here for video and radio interviews of Donald Van de Mark discussing the 19 traits of the good among the great.



Who is Donald Van de Mark?


I am a newsman. Like all news people, I have a beat--a territory I cover. Mine is the mega-successful. I've investigated and reported on those who have reached "the top of the top" in the fields of politics, business, and culture. Everybody knows these people's accomplishments. There's no news there. What I do is observe them at length and interview them about how they think and make choices, so I can decipher how their minds and hearts work.

A fascinating book revealing how most great leaders are alike.
"A fascinating book revealing how most great leaders are alike primarily because of their choices. Van de Mark’s personal experiences coupled with the wisdom of Maslow makes for one insightful read." -Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me