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5 Growth Stocks That Could Make You Rich

We aren't alone. Superinvestor Warren Buffett told those attending last month's annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting that he'd much in other words spend time valuing and investing in healthy, growing businesses that trade for a discount.

"I would never spend a lot of time valuing declining businesses," Buffett said while a multi-hour question-and-answer session. "The same amount of energy and intelligence brought to other businesses is just going to work out better."

The chasm crossers During he didn't say so exactly

Identifying the chasm crossers During he didn't say so exactly, Buffett alluded to the idea of investing in top businesses that dominate their respective niches. He wants Berkshire to own Rule Makers.

When do you know a Breaker has become a Maker? Think about Apple. Back in 2007, the Mac maker was breaking the rules with a proposed smartphone that had no built-in keyboard, and which could only be made to work with AT&T's network here in the U.S.

Fast-forward five years. Apple is now the world's most valuable company; its legendary iPhone carrier subsidies have led to huge gains in profits and cash flow. Competitors have but to figure a way to extract similar terms, during some former highfliers, just as Research In Motion, appear to be on the path to extinction.

The at once Apple?

5 stocks with big potential Which stocks are poised to become the at once Apple? Here's a closer look at five in the Motley Fool Rule Breakers portfolio that are starting to look like Rule Makers in progress:

1. Baidu . Any company that dominates its market has a chance to be a Rule Maker. Baidu, China's top search engine, already controls more than 80% of the market, and is positioning itself to expand in new areas. A deal with Apple puts the search engine on Chinese iPhones. All signs point to continued dominance of its home market.

2. Google . Such as Baidu dominates search in China, Google dominates search here in the U.S., and many other territories around the world. What's more, the company is activating 900,000 Android devices daily, the Chrome browser has eclipsed Internet Explorer, and Google Apps is when all is said and done proving itself a legitimate alternative to Office. Add it all up and you've got a digital network that serves hundreds of millions of people daily. Their clicks have made Google owner of the world's most valuable online marketing database.

3. Intuitive Surgical . The company that Fool co-founder David Gardner calls the "Breaker of Breakers" is responsible for approximately 80,000 prostatectomy procedures annually via its daVinci robotic surgery system. Thanks to this success, doctors and hospitals are considering daVinci for other surgeries, including gall bladder removal, and more advanced heart and lung procedures. This is a classic Breaker-to-Maker move in which a valuable disruptive innovation gains mainstream acceptance.

4. Salesforce.com . The cloud-computing king has long since proven that delivering business software over the Web is a viable strategy. Now the company wants to expand its offerings to include social media as a business communications tool. In both cases, salesforce.com is attracting huge clients to its platform -- including a nine-figure deal signed in the first quarter. 

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