The thing that I love the most about listening to Marc and Ben is you can tell that they have a long-standing and rich relationship.
The thing that has mattered to both of them is surviving the hard times that have allowed them to truly know one another — via Bushido:
In ordinary times, matters of character cannot be determined. But when something happens, all is revealed.Ben Horowitz
The only way that you’ll truly know and understand your cofounder(s) is when shit hits the fan; then, you’ll really know who’s sticking around the clean it up or who bails.
Those who stay are the ones you keep.