You have to understand this, nerds want to get what they didn't get when they were young. So that is why the are very vindictive. So give them what they want and you get the ultimate authoritarian useful idiot who will control others while being controlled by the puppet master. Paradoxically this is both their strength and weakness.
But they are not really nerds in the popular sense. All these people in top positions come from the families, usually listed in the Peerage. Miles Mathis does a great job at connecting the dots. So although they might look nerdy because of the constant inbreeding in the families but they are simply trained from very early age to be psychopaths.