There is a very important link between recognition and invention. I think anybody would admit that creativity is responsible for invention. Well, recognition stimulates creativity and hence invention. How? Creativity is driven by a sub-behavioral motivation called “intrinsic” motivation. Intrinsic motivation co-exists with “extrinsic” motivation, but is responsive to quite different factors. In both studies and surveys, recognition has a proven positive effect upon intrinsic motivation, which is the drive to problem solve, create and innovate. It’s the initiative that emanates from self-growth, personal satisfaction and accomplishment. Recognition allows people to enjoy that feeling, humbly, with people around them.