Plenty of companies operate behind a business moat, which makes it hard for competitors to steal their thunder. Intuitive Surgical made its moat a mile wide, filled it with boiling acid, and populated it with mutant alligators.

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The article Why I Own Intuitive Surgical originally appeared on Fool.com.

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