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Reid Hoffman: Today’s social media data will inform the next generation of companies (Video)

Reid Hoffman, third from left applauds during the opening bell ceremony on the New York Stock exchange on May 19. (MICHAEL NAGLE/BLOOMBERG)

The afternoon pick-u-up is here, yet again, to help you get through the day.

LinkedIn Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman spoke with All Things D’s Kara Swisher immediately after the company’s IPO to provide pointers for entrepreneurs eager to achieve.

Video after the jump.

Hoffman, a prominent angel funder and venture capitalist at Greylock Partners, has some interesting points to make about how to take a business through the now-turbulent marketplace, such as recommending that companies look at their feasibility 3 to 5 years out, if not longer, and concentrate on building toward that goal.

(All Things D)

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