What is the Domino Effect?
Dominos are small black rectangles with white dots. They can be used for games and to create elaborate patterns when they’re knocked down. They can also be stacked and set in a circle to make an impressive display.
Do you have a favorite domino game? If so, you know that when one is knocked down, it can cause a chain reaction of dominos to fall. The effect can be dramatic and exciting, or it can be boring and repetitive.
Today’s Wonder of the Day is inspired by Juan’s question, “What is the domino effect?”
In this video, we take a look at how a talented domino artist uses science to create stunning displays that fall according to the laws of gravity.
Hevesh has created incredibly intricate domino arrangements that take several nail-biting minutes to fall. In fact, she helped set a Guinness World Record for the most dominoes toppled in a circular arrangement: 76,017!
Whether you’re creating a display or a domino game, it’s important to pick the right dominoes.
The correct dominoes will help you achieve your goals and contribute to a bigger result. For example, in your financial planning, picking the right dominoes will help you get more out of the process and create a positive impact on your future finances.
In his book, How to Win at Anything: The New Rules for Breaking Through, author Brian Tracy explains how the domino effect can be applied to success in your everyday life. By choosing the right tasks and working on them regularly, you can create a series of dominoes that will contribute to your larger goals and lead to a more fulfilling life.
For instance, in my career as a book editor, I teach my clients that the most important thing is to pick the right dominoes and do them well. That means picking tasks that are challenging, but that have a good chance of helping you achieve your overall goal.
Another example of the domino effect is the way the U.S. government justified escalating military efforts in Vietnam during the Cold War. It was believed that President Kennedy’s continued support for Ngo Dinh Diem, who led the South Vietnamese government at the time, would help contain communism in the country.
But despite the domino theory’s popularity during the Cold War, it has largely been discredited. It has failed to take into account the character of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong resistance and has been criticized as being an attempt to create a mythical enemy to oppose the United States’s policy in Southeast Asia.
In 2010, David Doyle was named the CEO of Domino’s Pizza and embarked on a turnaround campaign that would change the way the company operated. He was determined to find a way to attract more customers and improve the quality of their product. He aimed to increase the number of hours workers were scheduled, provide better pay and benefits, and address other complaints customers had about the company.