Domino is a family of tile-based games played with gaming pieces, similar to dice or playing cards. Typically, each domino is a rectangular tile divided with a line down its middle into two square ends marked with spots or pips (also called dots). The backs of the tiles in a set are usually blank or identically patterned.
Traditional European domino sets consist of 28 tiles that feature all combinations of spot counts between zero and six. The 28 tiles are first shuffled face down in a stock or boneyard, and then each player draws seven tiles from the stock to play with.
In a single game of dominoes, each player places a tile edge to edge against the next until a specified number of matching faces are reached, or a certain total is achieved. In addition to the basic rules of domino, there are many variations of the game.
One popular variation, “5s-and-3s,” is played by attaching a domino from one player’s hand to an already played domino. If a domino is placed so that the total of the end tiles is divisible by five, a point is awarded; if the total is three, two points are awarded.
Another popular variant is five-up, which involves placing a domino from one player’s hands on the end of another to achieve a specific total. This is a popular game for parties and social events.
Dominoes originated in France around 1750. They were later brought to England by French prisoners-of-war.
The name domino is believed to have derived from the name of a priest’s black cape worn over his white surplice. In English, domino also means a long hooded cape worn during carnival season or at a masquerade.
It is also possible that the word is a variant of domi, meaning ‘long.’
In modern times, the word has also become associated with a series of pizzas delivered by the fast food company Domino’s, whose headquarters is in Ann Arbor, Michigan. When the company’s CEO, Brandon Doyle, took over in 2006, he and his team worked to make the brand stand out.
They also focused on employee feedback and listened closely to customers. This helped them to improve the product, as well as their image and reputation.
Some of the company’s employees have worked on projects like a pizza-delivery car and a Domino’s restaurant in Italy.
These efforts helped to establish a new culture at the company that was more open and spirited. This led to a new slogan that became a rallying cry for the organization: “Champion Our Customers.”
The phrase also reflects the company’s values of listening and paying attention to the needs of its customers. This approach has made the brand more successful and helps it to grow quickly.
In order to maintain this momentum, Lee instructed Schwab to prioritize his daily tasks and pick one that would have the most impact on the business. He also encouraged him to focus on that one task until it was completed. Then he would move onto the next task. This gave the first task the full focus it needed, and Schwab’s business saw tremendous growth in that time.