Nissanoff, Daniel 1965-
Nissanoff, Daniel 1965-
Born 1965, in Los Angeles, CA; married, wife's name Amy; children: Asher. Education:California State University, Northridge, B.S.; New York University, J.D.
Web entrepreneur. Weil, Gotshal and Manges law firm, associate attorney; PartMiner, Inc., Melville, NY, founder and chairman of the board, late 1990s—; Portero, cofounder, 2004—. Business consultant to several Fortune 500 companies; guest speaker at Internet seminars, venture capital workshops, semiconductor industry events, and platform user conferences.
Young President's Organization.
FutureShop: How the New Auction Culture Will Revolutionize the Way We Buy, Sell, and Get the Things We Really Want, Penguin Press (New York, NY), 2006.
Daniel Nissanoff is a web entrepreneur who has founded two online companies for reselling or auctioning products online. With a law background from New York University and experience as an associate attorney, Nissanoff cofounded PartMiner, Inc. in the late 1990s, stepping aside as its CEO in 2001 but remaining chairman of the board. In 2004 Nissanoff founded Portero, in association with eBay, a company that resells luxury items.
In 2006 Nissanoff made his publishing debut with FutureShop: How the New Auction Culture Will Revolutionize the Way We Buy, Sell, and Get the Things We Really Want. This book discusses the culture of online auctions, buying, and selling and the future implications of this trend. Reviews, much like people's attitudes towards buying online, were mixed. In a Fort Worth Star-Telegram review, Cecil Johnson summarized: "Futureshop reviews the history of the various forms the secondary market has taken from medieval times to the present as a platform for projecting its future. The book is a good read from that perspective, as well as for the practical advice it offers. It would be a good investment to buy it—new or used." Richard Drezen, writing in Library Journal,took issue with a few areas of the book. Drezen cited "questionable" data to support conclusions, found the discussion on counterfeit goods "tangential" to the book's focus, and stated that Nissanoff "doesn't really address the excessive addictive behavior of many eBay users." On the contrary, in a Booklist review, Barbara Jacobs found Nissanoff's arguments "persuasive."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, January 1, 2006, Barbara Jacobs, review ofFutureShop: How the New Auction Culture Will Revolutionize the Way We Buy, Sell, and Get the Things We Really Want, p. 36.
Electronic News, December 10, 2001, Rob Spiegel, "PartMiner Hires New CEO," p. 26.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 12, 2006, Cecil Johnson, review of FutureShop.
Futurist, March-April, 2006, Cynthia G. Wagner, review of FutureShop, p. 15.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May, 2006, review ofFutureShop, p. 22.
Library Journal, January 1, 2006, Richard Drezen, review of FutureShop, p. 132.
Lustre, May-June, 2006, Jeff Prine, interview with Daniel Nissanoff, p. 66.
Time, March 13, 2006, Nadia Mustafa, interview with Daniel Nissanoff, p. 38.
FutureShop,http://www.auctionculture.com(August 5, 2006), author biography.
Washington Post Online,http://www.washingtonpost.com/(January 26, 2006), live discussion with Daniel Nissanoff.