Hi, I’m Andrew.
Founder at First Words / Forbes 30 Under 30 / Travelling the world



I want to live an extraordinary life.

I’m not sure what that means yet, but I’m on a mission to find out.

This site will document my mission: the failures, the lessons learnt and the successes.


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About Andrew.

Age 16, I dropped out of school to start my first company through the Young Enterprise programme.

It failed…leaving me 6 weeks to self-study for my AS Level exams.

With YouTube as my teacher, I achieved a 98% average and offers to read economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Cambridge.

I completed my A Levels with 4 A*s and started my degree at LSE.

At LSE, I was elected President of the Entrepreneurs Society, graduated with the highest 2nd year mark out of 1400+ students and launched several more businesses – the last of which was Up Learn.

Just over two years later: Up Learn had made it into Forbes, I’d just finished teaching at LSE with the LSE Class Teacher Award…and I was in need of a serious break!

I’m now travelling the world and building First Words Languages – the fastest way to start speaking a new language.