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Valerian Saliou

Valerian Saliou

@valerian

Co-Founder & CTO at Crisp. Also working on Prose + Mirage.
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Joined October 2022

I agree, I do as well enjoy competition. We've had a phase were competitors were not really innovative anymore with #crisp, going upwards to enterprise, and it became a bit boring for us product-wise, like "we made it, there's nothing else to be done". AI has resumed the competition race, and it's never been more exciting to wake up in the morning!

Your competitors will take this as an opportunity to work harder than you and end up outperforming you and putting you out of business.

I once believed in this "build once and customers will come forever" thing (really wished it was possible!), but in reality you end up constantly improving your product to keep up w/ your competitors. Maybe not all the time, but it's not 0% work when looking on a long-term perspective.

At least that's speaking from my experience building #crisp ; maybe on some niches it's not needed and much more relaxed.

This. I WISH more of my competitors got complacent. It'd make it a lot easier for me (but way less fun because I enjoy fierce competition).

Innovation is half the fun for me. I bet if I were creating a SaaS product, it'd be even MORE fun!

I agree, I do as well enjoy competition. We've had a phase were competitors were not really innovative anymore with #crisp, going upwards to enterprise, and it became a bit boring for us product-wise, like "we made it, there's nothing else to be done". AI has resumed the competition race, and it's never been more exciting to wake up in the morning!

I got mine on Amazon, I can't seem to find it easily anywhere else (it was sold in Apple Stores before Apple discontinued it years before releasing their Studio Display).

It was hard to get in France for a few years as well. The display is so good, but it's probably niche, so maybe not very profitable to LG.

LG Ultrafine 5K 27’ is the way to go. Basically almost the same panel as a Studio Display. Half the cost. Colors are amazing, screen DPI is the same as a MBP Retina display. Only downsides are the display integrated speakers which are crappy, and the provided monitor stand which is wobbly (easily fixed with an arm, which makes the whole setup look super professional).

I had the LG Ultrafine 4K 24' in the past and I wouldn't recommend it. It looks almost exactly the same as the 5K 27' but the DPI is much lower, which makes it a non-Retina display. Avoid this one and go for the 5K 27'.

My setup w/ this display: wip.co/projects/valerian_life…

Note that even if it's built for Mac, it also works with a Windows PC (eg. for gaming) if you have a Thunderbolt port on your motherboard.

I agree, it's an amazing display. But it's hard to get the LG 5K in India.

It was hard to get in France for a few years as well. The display is so good, but it's probably niche, so maybe not very profitable to LG.

I got mine on Amazon, I can't seem to find it easily anywhere else (it was sold in Apple Stores before Apple discontinued it years before releasing their Studio Display).

Sounds like a great idea. A community-backed +1 system is a must-have, as it's very common that one adds skills that they do not truly master. This filters things out in a distributed / reputation-based way.