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Book Review Title: "Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success" Author: Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler Publisher: Business Plus, 2011; 288 pages; $26.99 I recently read a report for marketers, the upshot of which was that luxury spending took a big uptick last year in the first three months of 2011, especially on nonessentials like clothes and accessories.The report, and interpretations I saw of it on the Web, chalked some of this up to wealthy people simply being tired of exercising financial restraint due to social pressures, as it has been bad form for a few years now to buy flashy items. But I was fascinated to see this sentence in the report: "Average consumers splurged more than their ultra-affluent ...