Don Fisher passed away yesterday after a long fight with cancer. In the business world he’s being remembered for his role in retail, see for instance this obit from The Boston Globe. He was the founder of The Gap clothing store.
But to the extent that KIPP schools are changing the conversation about urban education, how people perceive America’s urban education problem, and what can be done about it (which I would say is to a large extent) his more lasting legacy may be a reshaping of the education world. See page 35 here (pdf) for a description of his engagement with education and the serendipity that helped bring it about.