Every year in August Inc. compiles their distinguish list of the top 5000 fastest growing companies in the US. The top 500 are featured in the print version of the magazine’s September issue. I always find this list interesting; there is always something to learn by understanding how innovative entrepreneurs prevail even in the face of economic challenges and staunch competition. This year’s top spot goes to members-only online retail store ideeli.com which achieved a whopping 40,882% revenue growth in 3 years (from $189,510 in 2007 to $77.7 million in 2010).