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The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony was held in London on March 19. Read about the winners below.

Disruptive times: foreword by Lionel Barber

A broader debate is unfolding between ‘secular innovation’ and ‘secular stagnation’

Videos from the 2015 awards

Lionel Barber and Edward Bonham Carter on the Boldness in Business awards shortlist
Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick talks to Lionel Barber about expanding into China
HBO chief executive Richard Plepler on the television company’s deal with Apple
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How ‘disruption’ has become a feature of our times

Being bold is not necessarily about being novel but about exploiting underlying strengths

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Comment: The ripple effect

Why ‘purpose’ is a growing business trend, writes Professor Peter Tufano

Winners list: Hail the revolutionaries

Roll of honour and the nominees for this year’s categories

Portrait of Travis Kalanick, CEO and founder of Uber car services
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Person of the Year: Travis Kalanick

Uber’s founder wants transport to be as reliable as running water, whatever the obstacles to that goal

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HBO: Outside the box

The US television network’s focus on creative excellence has become a template for the industry

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Handelsbanken is intent on getting banking back to the future

The Swedish bank has stood out from its rivals by refusing to accept state aid — and by not paying its staff bonuses

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Open Garden may have found the next version of the internet

The start-up’s Firechat app is attracting huge interest among a range of customers, from games developers to political protesters

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Mobileye at the vanguard of autonomous driving

The Israeli company’s driverless vehicle technology has proved compelling for carmakers and investors

Xeros chief executive Bill Westwater
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Xeros reinvents the washing machine

The UK firm believes other sectors could benefit from its technology too

Mara Group ebulliently positive about the outlook for business in Africa

The Dubai-based company aims to shake up banking, infrastructure and ecommerce across the continent

Comment: Take the long view

Edward Bonham Carter looks for the companies that innovate to stay ahead

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