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Samsung Low-Profile Heir Poised to Succeed Father Seen as a God

When Samsung Electronics Co. Chairman Lee Kun Hee toured his factories, the preparations were worthy of a head of state.

Workers were told to park behind the plant because their ugly cars would offend the leader’s eyes. Mints were placed in bathrooms lest anyone’s breath smell of kimchi. Guards lined the road to greet his limo and a long, red carpet was rolled out. Everyone was reminded not to gaze down from the windows.