This week, we're looking at axes and how they get ground
The interaction between social needs, politics and commerce is the very essence of community. Friction, the stuff that happens so that bigger ideas can be generated, comes from conflicting agendas. It should be no surprise that the blogging on RBC features lots of axes and lots of grinders. Really, "axe grinding" is just a way of saying "pursuing your own agenda".
There is real value in the work being distributed through the RBC blogs. Here are this week's wonderful examples.
It's interesting to note that most (actually, all) of these articles have an underlying commercial objective. These writers are building businesses and coming up learning curves. Their interests align with ours as a way of simultaneously building community and business. IFrom a number of angles, the two are the same thing.