2014 was a busy year for the "disrupter" as this great long form FT Article points out. From Uber to Alibaba, Tesla, Xiaomi and Bob Diamond's foray into sub-Saharan African banks via his Atlas Mara vehicle we witnessed a lot change in 2014.
As technology puts new tools into innovators’ hands, the old boundaries between sectors are breaking down. Amazon has transformed bookselling, branched out into general retail and is now experimenting with delivery by drones. Apple shook up both the music and telecoms industries, and now has designs on our wrists. Six years after it came into existence, Airbnb has more rooms available than IHG or Hilton, the world’s top hotel groups.