Technology has revolutionized our lives in every era of history. But what do we lose when technological solutions in the present replace face-to-face relationships? Using both personal and historical perspectives, Ira Mitzner argues for putting technology aside for the sake of collaboration, planting roots, and in-person relationship building. The value of these soft skills, Mitzner argues allowed his father, a Holocaust survivor from Warsaw, Poland, to become a successful real estate developer. Building solid foundations for our relationships and communities can bring us into skyscraper-high success.