Looking through this course syllabus, it strikes me that positive psychology has something to do with entrepreneurship. Happiness has something to do with starting projects that matter.
The science of happiness and the science of entrepreneurship both encourage people to focus on their strengths and to build a team to enhance individual ability. It makes sense. If you do what you’re good at, you will enjoy doing it. If you build a team to augment your ability, you will increase your odds of doing it for a living.
Both disciplines – happiness and entrepreneurship – also suggest that individuals have the ability to control their circumstances. Achieving happiness means defining success and then taking concrete actions to realize goals.
Finally, positive psychology and entrepreneurship both suggest that when life hands you lemons, you make lemonaide. Failure is not an option and challenges are opportunities. Good things happen when you focus on the good things in life.
My gut tells me that happiness and entrepreneurship are directly related and that learning the science of both has practical application for starting projects that matter.