Here’s an article by Roland Legrand about unlocking a community’s insights using the Socratic method. He explains why both too much and not enough control over a community can cause it to fall apart. Thankfully he describes how to foster engagement in a community to encourage participation.
This is a great article about what it takes. Lots of different examples and points are made.
This website is probably a good one to add to the list of sites you visit regularly if you like to dabble in startups and keep good advice in mind. I just found it and all the articles on the homepage at the moment are very relevant and great advice… So I assume that he will write much more great stuff!