The Domino Effect

Domino is a game in which players place dominoes edge to edge so that the numbers on adjacent sides match. Each domino is marked with a number or blank, and the number may be represented by dots (called pips) or by a symbol. The game can be played with many different kinds of domino sets and has a wide variety of games.

The most basic type of domino is called a double-six set, which has 28 tiles. There are seven doubles (same number on both ends, from double blank to double six) and 21 singles. There are several rules for playing, but the most important is that a player can only play a domino after another domino has been placed on the table and it cannot be moved until all of its ends have been covered by other dominoes.

Some people use dominoes to create impressive artistic designs, including multi-colored, elaborate, and intricate structures. One such artist is Hevesh, who creates elaborate domino setups for movies, TV shows, and events—including the Katy Perry album launch. Her largest designs have thousands of dominoes and can take several nail-biting minutes to fall, as each domino has inertia and will only move when an outside force is applied.

Hevesh has become an internet sensation, and her YouTube channel features her impressive work. The popularity of her videos has brought her attention from major media outlets, and she has been featured in a variety of articles. She has also set a world record for the most dominoes ever toppled in a circular arrangement.

In business, Domino’s has used this concept of the domino effect to promote its brand and to encourage employees to stay motivated during challenging times. As an example, when the company was struggling financially in the early 2000s, Domino’s promoted new leadership training programs and a relaxed dress code to give employees a boost. These changes, combined with a focus on listening to customers and employees, helped Domino’s turn things around in a short period of time.

Domino’s has also used the concept of the domino effect to explain its approach to pizza delivery and other aspects of the company. For example, the company has created a special kind of truck to speed up the delivery process, and it is experimenting with other delivery methods, such as drones.

For writers, the domino effect can be a helpful way to think about how scenes in a story should progress. For example, if you have a character that does something immoral or illegal, you need to provide readers with logic and motivation so they can “buy in” to the story and forgive the hero for their actions. Otherwise, the scene might not resonate with readers and won’t have a strong impact on the rest of the story. For this reason, it’s often a good idea to use an outline program like Scrivener or a plotting tool such as the Domino Chart to help you plan your scenes.