How Domino’s Has Changed the Game


Domino, or dominoes, are small rectangular blocks used to play games of chance or skill. They are also used to create intricate patterns that look impressive when they fall over, such as a line of dominoes that form a circle, a grid that forms pictures, or towers and pyramids.

Traditionally, each domino has an arrangement of dots, or pips, on one face and is blank or identically patterned on the other. In positional games, each player in turn places a domino edge to edge against an opponent’s piece so that the resulting chain produces a specified total. A domino’s pips are usually arranged in rows of three, but there are many variations on this theme.

Some of the most popular domino games involve blocking and scoring. Blocking games, such as bergen and muggins, have the objective of emptying a player’s hand while blocking the opponent’s play. Scoring games, such as Mexican train, count the pips in the losing players’ hands. Some domino games duplicate card games, and others have educational value in helping children recognize numbers and count.

In addition to traditional domino games, people use the tiles to make art, with straight lines and curved lines that create impressive designs when they fall over, grids that form pictures, or even 3D structures like towers and pyramids. Some of these creations can take several nail-biting minutes for the dominoes to tumble into place. A domino artist who has made a name for herself online is Hevesh, who makes videos of her elaborate projects and has more than 2 million YouTube subscribers.

Hevesh has used her domino collection to promote her own products, including a set of playing cards and a domino puzzle. She has also created impressive domino setups for movies, TV shows, and events—including a Katy Perry album launch.

Domino’s leadership style is rooted in the principle that “if you have a good culture, you can do anything.” The company has a strong sense of teamwork and values transparency. Employees are encouraged to speak up, and managers take the time to listen. This is a core belief at Domino’s that has contributed to its success.

As a result, Domino’s leadership practices are a model for other companies to follow. The company understands that leaders can be born or be made, and it has invested in the latter. It has also embraced behavioral theory, which has shown that leaders are often made through experiences.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Domino’s has forged its unique culture, check out the full article. And if you’ve got an interesting story about how your organization has succeeded, be sure to share it in the comments!