Amazon’s New Co-Headquarters: A Cautionary Tale

Posted April 5, 2018 7:36 pm by Kevin T. DiCamillo

Amazon’s New Co-Headquarters: A Cautionary Tale

It seems to be the billion-dollar question: where will Jeff Bezos, the Emperor of Amazon, establish his new headquarters (to go along with its current capital city, Seattle)?
Whenever I hear this question, I’m always reminded and amazed by two geographical oddities about the Roman Empire: first, that in the fourth century it picked up and seemingly out of nowhere headed East to Byzantium, and, second, that this rather incredible fact is always taken with such a ho-hum sort of response by those who study history, as if moving East was a sort of fait accomplit.
To put this in perspective: when

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