Here's the story
of a 22-year-old American who formed what Forbes magazine ranks
as one of the world's top 20 small companies in the year 2001. With a
one-way ticket to Asia, US$25 in his pocket, a suitcase in one hand and
a degree from Thunderbird in the other, Merle Hinrichs created a global
online marketplace where the world's biggest shoppers - such as Kmart
and Wal-Mart - do their shopping.