A domino is a small rectangular block with one side blank and the other marked by pips resembling those on dice. Dominos are used to play games of chance or skill, and they also make great art pieces.
Whether you’re a fan of dominoes, or just interested in the way they can be used to create patterns and designs, you may have noticed that there are a few important principles that apply. These are called “domino effects,” and they’re often used to describe a series of events that occur in rapid succession or to show causal linkages within systems like global finance or politics.
The first domino principle is that every domino has potential energy. When you set up a domino, you have to overcome the pull of gravity to get it to stand upright. But once you do, it has potential to fall over again and again — causing more and more dominoes to fall over in a chain reaction. This is the essence of what makes dominoes so fun and interesting to play with.
If you’ve ever watched a professional domino player set up and then knock over a large, intricate arrangement of dominoes, you know that creating this kind of art requires careful planning and an understanding of physics. To create a domino track, you start with a drawing of the path that you want the dominoes to take. Then you mark arrows for each domino that will signal how to move it to ensure that the resulting pattern is accurate. This can be as simple or complicated as you want — some artists design tracks that are straight lines, curved lines that form pictures when they fall, grids that connect the dominoes into stacked walls, or even 3D structures like towers and pyramids.
Once you’ve designed your track, you can then lay out the actual dominoes to see how they fit together. Some sets are made out of plastic, while others are made from more natural materials like ivory or silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (mother of pearl), bone, and dark woods such as ebony. Some of these types of domino sets are more durable than others and can be a bit more expensive, but they add a touch of luxury to the game.
When you’re playing a domino game, you have to be sure that all of the dominoes have an open end for other tiles to be connected to them. This is why some games require specific rules for how to arrange the dominoes; for example, a 6-6 domino has open ends of 4 and 6, while double-blanks can count as either one or two.
This same principle can be applied to business. When you’re building a successful company, it’s important to listen to your customers and take their feedback seriously. In fact, one of Domino’s core values is to “Champion Our Customers,” and this has helped the company to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.