Welcome to the 2B MBA website!

This website is dedicated to the idea that you don’t need a fancy MBA from an expensive college to be successful in business.  To be clear, I am not suggesting you should forgo an education. It is also not the purpose of this website to debate the merits of a higher level education.  Having a higher level education (beyond high school) will give you an advantage in business — no question!  If you are presented with the opportunity to get an MBA (or any higher level degree) from a university, it would be foolish of you to pass it up.

I, on the other hand, do not have a higher level degree beyond a high school equivalency (aka GED).  I left high school after the tenth grade and started at my current place of employment when I was 16 years old.  After 35+ years in their employ, I am currently the general manager of a company that has sales in excess of $25M/annually, 20 locations and 135+ associates.  That’s our distribution center in the photo above.  We have millions of dollars worth of inventory and thousands of sku’s.

I am living proof that you can be successful in business without the MBA.  I created this website for two primary reasons; to share what I have learned over these past 4 decades and hopefully, encourage you in the process. And. to practice my writing skills.

Thank you again for visiting the website.

Michael Mariani