## What is Domino?

Domino is a unified platform that orchestrates the end-to-end data science lifecycle, using your preferred tools and existing data across hybrid multicloud infrastructure. It accelerates time to value from AI, increases collaboration and makes it easier to manage compliance, security and cost.

The word domino comes from the Latin dominica, meaning “flip over.” This was the original name for a type of tile game called filibe or fibi, which was first played in Rome around 1000 AD. The game consists of placing one domino on top of another, with the top of one tile bearing a number that corresponds to the total of a specific set of numbers on the other. The person who successfully completes a line of dominoes wins the game.

Modern dominoes are made of a polymer material such as plastic, while older sets were typically made of wood, bone, ivory or silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (mother-of-pearl). Many dominoes have a number of small square dots or pegs on their sides; these are called pips and are used to identify each individual piece. In the most common variant, each side of a domino is either marked with a single number, blank, or both, with the number indicating the value of that side in relation to other tiles with pips on them. Each domino is also asymmetrical, with one side longer than the other.

Some people enjoy lining up dominoes in long rows and then knocking them over, while others create intricate domino art by drawing arrows on paper showing the way they want the dominoes to fall. A domino artist can draw curved lines, grids that form pictures when the dominoes are fallen, or even 3D structures such as towers and pyramids.

As a teaching tool, the simple act of putting down a domino with a blank side helps students learn about the commutative property of addition. Because the total number of dots on a domino is the same regardless of which side it is oriented, students can use the domino to help bridge the gap between moving manipulatives and using only symbolic representations such as numerals or equations.

Domino’s has more than 18,800 locations in 90 different markets worldwide, including the United States. This global reach exposes the company to risks associated with geopolitical tensions, but it also provides a diversified market to minimize exposure to any particular region or country.

The company has a strong focus on customer satisfaction and is ranked as one of the world’s best places to work by the Great Place to Work Institute. Its core values include recognizing employees for their achievements, treating customers fairly, and maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality.

Whether you write off the cuff or carefully plot your manuscript, every novel boils down to one central question: What happens next? Considering how to apply the concept of domino theory in your writing can help you answer that question with a compelling story.