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Domino’s Pizza and the Domino Effect

The domino effect is a phenomenon where one event causes another to happen, and it continues to occur in a chain reaction. This phenomenon can be seen in many different types of situations, such as when a small setback leads to a large problem. In business, the domino effect can be seen in how a change in one company can affect other companies in the same industry. For example, a lawsuit filed against a credit card company could lead to the bankruptcy of other similar credit card companies. This would be a domino effect since it affects all of the credit card companies that are competitors with each other.

In the context of a game, a domino is a small rectangular wood or plastic block with one face divided into squares and marked by dots resembling those on dice. The other face is blank or identically patterned. The top of a domino is flat and the bottom has a raised ridge called a pip or a molded surface.

Most of the time, a domino is used for playing positional games in which each player places a domino edge to edge against another so that their adjacent faces are either identical or form some specified total (e.g., 12 to 13). A number of domino sets are available, each with its own rules and variations.

A game of domino is most often played in teams, with each player taking turns placing a domino on the table and adding to the team score until the entire table is covered. The team with the highest total is declared the winner. Several other variants of the game exist, including solitaire and trick-taking games. These latter games were once popular in some countries as a way to circumvent religious prohibitions against the use of cards.

Domino’s Pizza has a good understanding of the importance of leadership, as demonstrated by their CEO Don Meij in the popular Undercover Boss show. He sent his CEO to work in various locations to observe and analyze how the employees interact with each other, the customers, and the management structure.

When he noticed that an employee was having trouble with her manager, Don made a quick decision to have the manager go out and meet with the employee personally to talk about the issue. This shows that Domino’s is very conscious of their leadership structure and how important it is to listen to their employees.

For a novelist, thinking of a novel in terms of domino is a great way to visualize the plot and to ensure that the scenes work well together and flow in a natural manner. Whether you are a pantser who composes the whole manuscript off the cuff or an outliner, considering how each scene relates to the next will help to guide your writing and keep it interesting for your readers. After all, the most important question in fiction is what happens next?