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Member Spotlight: Justin Butlion

Dror Wayne
08 January 2019

Member Spotlight is back for 2019 and first up is OneCoWork Plaça Catalunya Hot Desker, Justin Butlion from South Africa.

Hey Justin! Introduce yourself do us, starting off with what you do professionally

Today I work as a consultant in the area of business intelligence and operations. My specialty is helping startups become data-driven. This involves helping the business establish new infrastructure, tools, processes and a culture where decisions are made with the help of data. I also help my clients with custom dashboards so they can answer key business questions, and monitor specific KPIs. I work with companies of all sizes around the world.

How did you get into this?

I started my career as a marketer (this is also what I studied at university) at an awesome early stage startup in Tel Aviv. I was fortunate enough to wear many hats at this company over 4 years. During this time I found my passion which is working with data to help solve problems.

And outside of work.. How did you end up in Barcelona? What do you do when you’re not working?

I was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I grew up in Port Elizabeth until I turned 19 and then moved to Israel. I lived in Israel until March of last year. I’ve always loved reading and watching movies  - now I spend time meeting with friends for coffee, chess and love a game of poker.

Give three tips to our readers 

Consistency is king - Learn about compounding and how small, consistent gains lead to massive gains in the long run.

When it comes to health start by getting the basics right. Drink more water, sleep more, consume less sugar.

When it comes to knowledge remember this quote - "“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. - Mark Twain"

And some words to live by?

"On your last day on earth, the person you become will meet the person you could have become."

If you were a Cocktail, what would you be?

White Russian - A great drink for all occasions. Tasty, strong enough to get the job done.

Nice! Do you have any book recommendations for other members of our community?

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

What the dog saw by Malcolm Gladwell

The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

How can people get in touch with you?

My favorite place to sit in OneCoWork is the open space on the ground floor. People are welcome to approach me and introduce themselves or contact me via email at

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