The Domino Effect

Dominos are a classic tool for a variety of games. From professional dominoes competition to setting them up and then knocking them over, they can test a player’s patience and skill. The markings on a domino, which are called pips, were originally meant to represent the results of throwing two six-sided dice. They are now used to symbolize different outcomes in a game.

In addition to being a favorite pastime, domino can also be an effective tool for team building. Dominos can help teams identify potential conflicts of interest and develop collaborative strategies to navigate them. In addition, the process of laying down the first tile in a domino chain is an excellent opportunity for discussing and resolving issues.

The term “domino effect” refers to any situation that causes other events to happen in a rhythmic, predictable way. This can be as simple as a person tipping over the first domino of a chain, or it could be a train crash or a hurricane or any other event that starts off a cascade of other events. In a business sense, the domino effect can be the result of decisions made by one employee that trickle down through the company’s structure and affect many employees.

We’ve all seen the beautiful constructions of dominoes where, after a single piece is tipped ever-so-slightly, the rest fall in a cascade of rhythmic motion. The fact that all of this is possible due to the simple law of physics is incredible. It’s easy to see why domino is such a popular tool for creating stunning displays.

Hevesh has set records with some of her biggest projects, which involve up to 300,000 individual dominoes. Often, the most complex setups can take several nail-biting minutes to complete. But she credits one physical phenomenon in particular for making these complex creations possible: gravity. This force pulls the first domino toward Earth and then sends it crashing into the next piece in the chain, creating an intricate display that can be watched by amazed spectators.

A great example of the domino effect in action can be found in a episode of the popular CBS series Undercover Boss, where Domino’s Pizza CEO Don Meij is sent to work in one of the chain’s busiest restaurants and examines the delivery service. Meij makes a point of listening to the feedback from employees and taking their concerns seriously, which not only helps him develop his leadership style but also improves customer satisfaction.

Domino’s success is built on the foundation of its values, including “Champion Our Customers.” During his visit to the restaurant, Meij makes changes in the delivery service to ensure that Domino’s is meeting the needs of its customers. He then takes these same values back to the corporate office and implements new policies that will benefit all Domino’s customers, bringing a domino effect of improvements to the entire company.

While the tools that facilitate data science best practices are maturing, those from software engineering have not yet caught up to their counterparts. This gap can result in teams awkwardly grafting tools onto their workflows, building their own custom solutions or, lacking the resources for custom development, simply tolerating inefficiencies. Domino, which has a native model-deployment and self-service API, addresses this gap and accelerates modern analytical workflows.