I brokered two of the Sony 42" deals in 1989, one to Roger Gimbel and the second 0ne to Otto Beisheim - for many years the single wealthiest German citizen.
On a surprising note I recently found out that Herr Beisheim had been hiding a big WW2 skeleton in his closet until 2005
. To think that after the death of his wife in 1999 I sent him a letter in German suggesting that since he had no children he could clone himself and name himself as the sole inheritor. His demeanor towards me turned surprisingly friendly after that comunique. If I had to guess, chances are he did it. In 2001 he built his own city within Berlin: BESHEIM CENTER
. In the past here I have credited her Beisheim with the introduction of the Faroudja into the consumer arena, as his "too many lines" CRITIQUE TO MY PROJECTION display IS WHAT FIRST CAUSED ME TO RESEARCH THE THEN $50,000 FAROUDJA LD-1, hell I have called him the "Vater von Heimkino".
Little did I suspect of Herr Beisheim's dark underbelly when I tried to concince him to use his billions to clone himself and collect "his own" inheritance. What may I have created? The first cloned nazi. Oh my God. I do feel bad now.