CUBAN: 'I like' Trump's business ideas, but 'it's everything else that concerns me'

Billionaire business mogul Mark Cuban went on an extensive tweetstorm Wednesday, focusing in on his ideas for infrastructure less than a day after a list of more than $137 billion in prioritized project ideas from President Donald Trump's administration was obtained and published by a pair of outlets.

Many of the projects on this list, obtained by the Kansas City Star and The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington, are aimed at revamping existing roads, bridges, and railways.

The list was passed around governors' offices in December to solicit suggestions on projects, according to the report, and it is unclear if the list is finalized.

"With all the dramatic changes coming in driving and transportation, infrastructure dollars spent on roads/bridges will be misspent," Cuban tweeted. "We need to invest in infrastructure that supports and enables the future, not projects that tie us to a less competitive past."

Cuban had suggested prior to Trump assuming office that the president should invest a portion of his infrastructure stimulus spending on robotics, and he recirculated his blog post on the subject from his website, Blog Maverick, on Wednesday.

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#1: "I still work hard to know my business. I'm continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I'm always selling. Always."

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#2: "When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?"

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#3: "Because if you're prepared and you know what it takes, it's not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there."

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#4: "Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write."

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#5: "​In the past, people used to tell me to shut up a bit. But what I believe is to put out your opinion and let everyone else react. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong."

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#6: "I've learned that it doesn't matter how many times you failed. You only have to be right once. I tried to sell powdered milk. I was an idiot lots of times, and I learned from them all."

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#7: "Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you."

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#8: "Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems."

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#9: "It's not about money or connections -- it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time."

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#10: "What I've learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you'll find that you put the time in. You won't just ask somebody if it's a good idea, you'll go figure out if it's a good idea."

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"Technological changes are accelerating," Cuban tweeted. "We need to invest in leading the way, not spending on supporting 20th century technologies."

He said he's "pushed hard" on those he knows within Trump's administration to use AmeriCorps "to create community jobs for those displaced by new tech."

The owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," who served as a prominent surrogate for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign, also provided some commentary on Trump.

"I like @POTUS business ideas," he wrote. "It's everything else that concerns me. Homerun Headlines/Exec Orders are easy. Execution/Leadership is hard."

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